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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 5 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2007 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerKing Estate (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationSignature Collection
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionOregon
SubRegionn/a
AppellationOregon
UPC Code(s)768675960226

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2015 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.1 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 17 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Redhawk-Jayhawk on 10/16/2011 & rated 89 points: A very nice smoky Pinot. Crisp. Had with steak and lobster and seemed to go well with both. (1832 views)
 Tasted by winosis3 on 12/22/2010 & rated 89 points: Light color not too complex, would go better with food than just sipping (2354 views)
 Tasted by tonybona on 11/13/2010 & rated 86 points: very tight when opened. Allowed some air - aromas of raspberry, mineral and spice. Crisp acidity with muted fruit flavors - a fairly simple wine. (2316 views)
 Tasted by cartime on 10/18/2010 & rated 90 points: Ripe, earthy black cherry and raspberry nose with a hint of spice. Minerally palate with sour red cherries and sweet spices. Nice amount of fruit on the attack, but things hollow out a bit on the midpalate. Medium length smooth finish. Would buy again. (2025 views)
 Tasted by joshwoodward on 10/6/2010 & rated 89 points: Delicious - easy, juicy, strawberry. $29 (1845 views)
 Tasted by jayjohnson12 on 8/16/2010: This should be a good one! (1122 views)
 Tasted by toddmk on 7/5/2010 & rated 89 points: A very good Pinot with nice cherry flavors. Well balanced and would buy again around the $20 price point. (1546 views)
 Tasted by kh32174 on 4/10/2010 & rated 92 points: Incredible fruity nose, strawberry, raspberry, cherry with a hint of mineral, the fruit disappears quickly and you are left with the minerals. Good texture and a nice body for a PN. Soft tannins, mild tarts fruits with a mild mineral after taste.... a smooth wine, very nice. I would buy this for the the $27 pirce but would rather see it closer to $20. (1343 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 10/14/2009 & rated 92 points: Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting (Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center, SF, CA): Tart red fruit nose; tight, tart red fruit, cherry, mineral palate; medium finish (set for mid-Dec. 2009 release) (2364 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Gregory Walter
PinotReport, Issue #67 (9/30/2010)
(King Estate Winery Pinot Noir Signature Oregon) Login and sign up and see review text.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/14/2009)
(King Estate Pinot Noir Signature Collection) Tart red fruit nose; tight, tart red fruit, cherry, mineral palate; medium finish (set for mid-Dec. 2009 release)  92 points
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King Estate

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King Estate winery in Oregon in this 2003 photograph.

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

USA

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Oregon

Oregon Wine, Oregon Wineries (Oregon Wine Board)

 
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